April 21, 2024

This page is a work in progress, but over time will be a comprehensive list of movies and television shows, new and old, in which TV lamps make an appearance. I’d appreciate hearing from anyone that can provide “sightings” in film to add to this list!

sightings in film
sightings in film

The Adventures of Superman (1953)

Up, Up, and Away! In Season 2 of this classic ’50s TV series one can spot a black unicorn TV lamp (unknown maker) in the episode, The Dog Who Knew Superman.

The Bigamist (1953)

This emotion-packed drama (directed by Ida Lupino) doesn’t include a TV lamp, but I had to mention it for the great Haeger “Bronc Rider” table lamp that is front-and-center in one scene.

Dead Silence (2007)

My pal Tina Bowman brought this sighting to my attention. Apparently this horror pic includes an oriental-themed TV lamp, one of those that has the two figures on either side of a fiberglass cone-shaped shade. Sweet!

Disturbia (2007)

Yes, it’s true, the TV Lamp Store purchased a Maddux mallard. It makes its triumphant appearance in this DreamWorks film. I spotted it in two scenes…don’t blink or you could miss it!

Godzilla (1998)

Of all places to find a TV lamp! My observant wife Scherrie spotted this one. And I believe it to be a Modern Art Products mermaid or oriental girl (with rectangular shade). I’ll review the film and confirm.

Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)

Two TV lamps appear in this award-winning film, a Lampcrafts ship and a Lane & Co. rearing horse.

Hairspray (2007)

While watching John Travolta portray a woman, keep an eye out for a Beauceware Horse TV lamp. (the one with the red painted eye and fiberglass shade behind it)

The Lost Room (2006)

The presence of a Kron Siamese Cats TV lamp graces this mini-series produced by the Sci-Fi Channel. Thanks to Char Korcz for spotting this one! With its unique design and historical significance, the TV lamp serves as a noteworthy artifact within the context of the show. Transitioning from one scene to another, the Kron Siamese Cats TV lamp becomes a visual focal point, capturing the attention of audiences and immersing them in the mysterious world of “The Lost Room.”